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God Only Knows - BBC Music

I hope you enjoy this rendition of the classic Beach Boys song "God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You...


"..Wilson wrote the song with collaborator Tony Asher in less than an hour. “I wrote ‘God Only Knows’ in 45 minutes—me and Tony Asher,” said Wilson in a 2015 interview. Though finalizing the arrangement of the track took much longer with the more intricate tweaking by Wilson. “Tony Asher and I tried to write something very spiritually,” said Wilson, who compared the melody of “God Only Knows” to that of “The Sound Of Music.” He added, “It was similar to it. Tony came up with the title ‘God Only Knows.’ I was scared they’d ban playing it on the radio because of the title but they didn’t.”

Wrapped around a denser arrangement with sweeping French horns and harpsichords, the more orchestral opening of “God Only Knows” fits its poignant lyrics, cascading around fleeting and flowering notions of love..." from the article: Behind the Meaning of the Brian Wilson-Written Beach Boys Classic “God Only Knows”




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God Only Knows - BBC Music

"The Beach Boys' masterpiece God Only Knows remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music.' from video introduction


Who's in the Impossible Orchestra?


Who's in the Impossible Orchestra?
Who's in the Impossible Orchestra?


Who's in the Impossible Orchestra?
Who's in the Impossible Orchestra?


1. Dave Grohl / 2. Alison Balsom / 3. Lorde / 4. Pharrell Williams / 5. Zane Lowe / 6. Sam Smith / 7. Paloma Faith / 8. Eliza Carthy / 9. Nicola Benedetti / 10. Chris Martin / 11. Jaz Dhami / 12. Martin James Bartlett / 13. Danielle de Niese / 14. Stevie Wonder / 15. Florence Welch / 16. Lauren Laverne / 17. Brian Wilson / 18. Jake Bugg / 19. Katie Derham / 20. Gareth Malone / 21. Kylie Minogue / 22. Chrissie Hynde / 23. One Direction / 24. Emeli Sandé / 25. Elton John / 26. Baaba Maal / 27. Ethan Johns / 28. Jools Holland / 29. Jamie Cullum / 30. Brian May / 31. Tees Valley Youth Choir / 32. BBC Concert Orchestra


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